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Kyiv 2009


4th Changing Europe Summer School

Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe before and after the End of Socialism

Kyiv (Ukraine) 27 - 31 July 2009

Organised by the Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen in cooperation with the the EU Institute for Security Studies (Paris) at the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" with financial support from the Volkswagen Foundation.



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Participants and papers


Akhmedzhanova, Dilorom (European University at Saint-Petersburg, Russia)

Problem of the Collective Action inside Homeowners Associations in Russia


Augustyn, Anna (University of Applied and Natural Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)

The role of rural civil society in the governance reforms. Example of the Leader approach in Poland


Bilic, Bojan (European University Institute, Florence, Italy)

Resisting the Evil: Yugoslav Civic Activism prior to the 1990s Conflict


Blomberg, Franziska (European-University Viadrina, Frankfurt/O., Germany)

The impact of ethno-nationally divided civil society on the efficiency of democracy promotion for democratic consolidation in post-socialist countries


Breuer, Lars (Center for Interdisciplinary Memory Research, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut, Essen, Germany)

German and Polish "Memory from below"


Cadier, David (Sciences Po / CERI, Paris, France)

The role of civil society in foreign policy making: societal groups and parastate organizations in the Czech Republic


Fedotov, Egor (University of Aberdeen, Great Britain)

Problematizing the Notion of 'Civil Society' in Ukraine


Fimyar, Olena (University of Cambridge, Great Britain)

(Un)Importance of Public Opinion in Educational Policy-Making in Post-Communist Ukraine. Education policy 'elites' on the role of civil society in policy formation


Fröhlich, Christian (Leipzig University, Germany)

Struggling without success? Russian civil society caught between international and domestic demands – the example of aid for disabled people


Kakucs, Noemi (Central European University, Budapest, Hungary)

Bridging the Gap? EU Institutions and Civil Society Moblization in Hungary


Kostiuchenko, Tetiana (National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine)

Ukraine in the future: vectors of development as seen by Ukrainian political parties and their leaders


Langbein, Julia (European University Institute, Florence, Italy)

Differential empowerment for institutional change: EU impact on business associations and government agencies in Eastern Europe


Melnykovska, Inna (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)

Public Support for the Orange Revolution in Ukraine or for the Authoritarian Regime in Russia: Choice of a Lesser Evil?


Neumann Stanivukovic, Senka (Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture – ICOG, the Netherlands)

Deconstructing the Process of Europeanization of Regional Administration in the Czech Republic and Slovakia: EU Conditionality vis-à-vis Domestic Societal Pressures


Pape, Ulla (University of Groningen, The Netherlands) 

Striving for social change: The role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the field of HIV/AIDS, drug policy and human rights in the Russian Federation


Semenov, Andrey (Tyumen State University, Russia)

Institutionalization of the Public Sphere in post-Soviet Regimes

Stojanov, Vlatko (Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany)

The Role of Civil Society Actors in Managing Ethnic Conflict: Albanians and Macedonians in the Republic of Macedonia


Szulecki, Kacper (University Konstanz, Germany)

Smashing concrete with words:  the Central European “dissidents”, their discourses and representations 


Valentic, Tonci (Multimedia Institute, Zagreb, Croatia)

History and memory. Historiographic transition in Southeastern Europe


Wasiak, Patryk (Warsaw University, Poland)

The second life of Polish art world in the eighties


The Changing Europe Summer Schools are organised by the Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen.

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